There are 11 Friends of Age UK Dorchester and Age UK Bournemouth located across Dorset providing a wide range of activities and services for older people. 

Age UK- Dorset Friends

Dorset’s 2 Age UKs, 10 Age Concerns and 1 Friendship Centre have entered into a working partnership and become official friends of Age UK.  While all are independent charities and provide a diverse range of services, they all share the same aim of promoting the wellbeing of all older people, aiming to make later life an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.

They work within 2 clusters of West and East Dorset:

West includes the Age Concerns in Blandford Forum, Chancery House (Bridport), North Dorset (Sturminster Newton and District), Shaftesbury and Gillingham, and Wareham.  Also included is the Bridport Friendship Centre.  They liaise with Age UK Dorchester.

East includes the Age Concerns in Christchurch, Ferndown, Poole, Upton and Lytchett Minster,and Verwood. They liaise with Age UK Bournemouth.

Services across Dorset

You can find our centres for services and activities around Dorset.

North Dorset:

Age Concern Blandford Forum provides pop-ins, outings, information & advice. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10am to 1pm, 01258 458250

Age Concern North Dorset (Sturminster Newton and District) provides lunch clubs, outings, access to information & advice, befriending and practical support. Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm, 01258 475582

Age Concern Shaftesbury & Gillingham provides outings, pop-ins, shopping service, befriending, hospital transport, information & advice, lunch clubs. Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 12pm, 01747 853966

East Dorset:

Age UK Bournemouth provides home support, a community support centre, insurance, lunch clubs, pop-ins, nail cutting, befriending, information & advice, a charity shop.
Age Concern Christchurch provides pop-ins, transport and befriending.
Age Concern Ferndown and District provides pop-ins, a day centre, shopping service and transport.
Age Concern Lytchett Minster and Upton provides a day centre, outings and holidays.
Age Concern Poole provides pop-ins, information & advice.
Age Concern Verwood provides a day centre.

South and West Dorset:

Chancery House (previously known as Age Concern Bridport) provides a day centre, outings, lunch clubs, holidays, hairdressing, foot care. Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm, 01308 424357

Bridport Friendship Centre provides social meetings, trips and lunches. 01308 424557

Age Concern Wareham provides 'Helping Hands', a volunteer driving scheme and befriending service. 01929 556655

Age UK Dorchester – Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, 01305 269444